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Wastewater Treatment Plant Specialist

Recruitment #180119-312100-001

Introduction

This is technical mechanical, electrical, instrumentation or operations work in the development, analysis or maintenance of Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant (AWTP) systems.

Nature Of Work

Employees are responsible for providing specialized expertise in advanced wastewater systems. Work is of significant difficulty involving troubleshooting complex problems by gathering historical data from Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).  Employee performs highly skilled mechanical, electrical, instrumentation or operations tasks incorporating a minimum of 50% fieldwork.  Under general direction, the employee exercises considerable initiative and independent judgment in reviewing development plans, recommending and implementing approved changes at the AWTP.  The primary goal is to increase longevity and reliability of systems as part of the solution process. The employee actively participates in employee development including technician training, assessments, and performance recommendations to Supervisors.  Work is reviewed through meetings, verbal and written communications.  Employee submits work orders, drafts and reviews Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), reports, provides purchasing and procurement support, contract management, planning, and Quality Assurance of all work. 

Examples of Duties

An employee in one of the following classifications is responsible for providing expertise in the development, maintenance and analysis of systems at the AWTP. Work is of significant difficulty involving troubleshooting complex problems and recommending corrective actions.  Employee will perform highly skilled mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, operations, with tasks incorporating a minimum of 50% fieldwork.  Review contract work while in process until completion, conduct searched for data records, and ensures compliance with city and state regulations.  Maintains and reconcile contact spreadsheets and credit cards, and ensures all purchases conform to all city and state regulations.  Planning, coordinating, scheduling of work activities for AWTP staff and contractors.   Provides input on annual budget and forecasts, prioritizes emergencies, validates work order through quality control process, performs failure and root cause analysis.  Employee may perform any other work as deemed necessary by the City of Tampa. 

AWT Electrical Specialist (038)

Monitors, reviews plans, and provides Quality Assurance (QA) of wide-ranging electrical repairs.   Ensures adherence to job related safety practices and policies including work on 15 kV systems; works with outside vendors on electrical equipment repairs and power supply interfaces; provides expertise with respect to electrical systems, including distribution systems, generators, transformers, motor control centers, switchgear, variable frequency drives, motors and wiring.  Employee may perform any other work as deemed necessary by the City of Tampa. 

AWT Instrumentation & Controls Specialist (038)

Monitors, reviews plans, and provides Quality Assurance (QA) of wide-ranging instrumentation repairs. Ensures adherence to job related safety practices and policies; works with outside vendors on instrumentation and control systems; provides expertise with respect to networking equipment, analyzers, gauges, control loops, I/O devices, remote terminal units, level measuring equipment, and pneumatic operated equipment.  Employee reads, modifies and analyzes programs for Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).  Employee may perform any other work as deemed necessary by the City of Tampa. 

AWT Mechanical Specialist (038)

Monitors, reviews plans, and provides Quality Assurance (QA) of wide-ranging mechanical repairs. Ensure adherence to safety standards and policies.  Employee works with outside vendors on mechanical equipment repairs.  Provides expertise with respect to air compressors, sewage pumps up to 1500 hp,  gearboxes,  sedimentation tanks,  cooling towers, sludge gas mixing compressors, flame arrestors, methane gas piping, pipe coating and repairs, dewatering equipment, digesters, standby power equipment, biogas equipment and odor control equipment, and fuel tank inspections and PMs.  Maintain compliance with regulatory requirements.   Maintain and operate a wastewater crane truck and equipment.  Employee may perform any other work as deemed necessary by the City of Tampa. 

AWT Power Facility Specialist (038)

Monitors, reviews plans, and provides Quality Assurance (QA) of wide-ranging mechanical repairs. Ensure adherence to safety standards and policies.  Employee works with outside vendors on mechanical equipment repairs.  Provides expertise with respect to standby power equipment, biogas equipment and odor control equipment, fuel tank inspections and PMs, cooling towers, sludge gas mixing compressors, flame arrestors, methane gas piping, pipe coating and repairs, dewatering equipment, digesters, air compressors, sewage pumps up to 1500 hp,  gearboxes,  and sedimentation tanks.  Maintain compliance with regulatory requirements.   Maintain and operate a wastewater crane truck and equipment.  Employee may perform any other work as deemed necessary by the City of Tampa.

AWT Operations Specialist (038)

Monitors, reviews plans and provides Quality Assurance (QA) of wide-ranging operational processes and repairs.   Ensure adherence to safety standards and policies.   Employee works with outside vendors on chemicals and wastewater process equipment.  Employee drafts and reviews plant and pump station operational Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) documents.  Employee monitors quality of plant and pump stations operational processes.  Assists management with prioritizing emergency and planned maintenance based on AWTP requirements; coordinates plant and pump station isolations, shutdowns and start-ups for maintenance needs.  Maintain compliance with regulatory requirements.  Employee may perform any other work as deemed necessary by the City of Tampa. 

AWT Pump Station Specialist (038)

Monitors, reviews plans and provides Quality Assurance (QA) of wide-ranging mechanical processes.  Ensure adherence to safety standards and policies.   Employee works with outside vendors on mechanical equipment repairs.  Employee provides expertise with respect to air compressors, sewage pumps up to 1500 hp, gearboxes, pipe coating and repairs, standby power equipment, odor control equipment, sewage screen equipment, and fuel tank inspections and PMs.  Maintain compliance with regulatory requirements.   Maintain and operate a wastewater crane truck and equipment.  Employee may perform any other work as deemed necessary by the City of Tampa. 

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Advanced knowledge of:  gathering and interpreting historical and real time data (trends) from SCADA and CMMS systems; new technologies and products, plant and pump station operations; time management; general contract provisions; root cause analysis; technical writing.

Intermediate ability to: train, assess the performance of AWT technicians; compile, retrieve, analyze, and compare power usage reports, oil sample reports and thermographic reports; and other sources; recognize and identify trends in electrical systems. Conduct research utilizing a wide variety of sources; utilize written communications in an effective manner; use of computers (Excel, Word, Outlook, iMaint, PDMS, VTS SCADA); communications; interpersonal relations.

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduation or GED with 10 years of progressively responsible utility or industrial electrical, mechanical, instrumentation, operational plant or pump station; or an equivalent combination of training and experience

Additional Requirements:

AWT Operations Specialist

Possession of a class "A" State of Florida wastewater operations license or equivalent wastewater license from another jurisdiction required.  Candidates with an out of state licenses will be given up to 12 months to complete the process of conversion to a Florida license.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license

Conclusion

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During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.